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An Advanced Degree That Delivers

Designed for both recent college graduates and working professionals, the graduate programs at Elmira College set the stage for your future. Many courses are offered online or through a hybrid of online and on-campus learning. Graduate degrees at Elmira can be completed in 12-15 months.

"I really liked that they were going to be smaller class sizes, so I felt I was going to have better interactions. And I could complete this program in a year and walk away with a teaching certificate, so it checked every box for me."
–Alicia Janke MSEd '21

Areas of Study

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Education, MSEd

Earn your Master of Science in Education (MSEd) from Elmira through our flexible, fully online courses in just 12 months and make a real impact by shaping the future of generations to come. With a supportive, close-knit faculty, you will be given in-field experiences such as student teaching to help hone your skills. 

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Management, MS

Our Master of Science (MS) in General Management is structured so you can complete the program within a 12-month to two-year time frame. Through this hybrid program, you’ll gain hands-on experiences to set you up for success in a wide range of industries. Advanced certificates are also available for students who don’t want to pursue a degree.

For those of you who aren’t interested in pursuing a degree but still want to improve your skills, you can earn an advanced certificate or take courses through non-degree study. Learn more about what we have to offer.

  • Advanced Certificate: You need to complete only 15 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive certification through our Advanced Certificate Program. And if you decide to continue your graduate studies and pursue a master’s degree, the credits may be carried over.
  • Non-Degree Study: You can take graduate-level classes without pursuing a degree or certificate. If you decide to earn a graduate degree, the credits earned in non-degree study will apply toward your chosen master’s program. Start your non-degree enrollment here.

Find Financial Aid Resources

Studying at Elmira is one of the most financially sound decisions you can make. Why? Because we offer one of the lowest tuition prices of any four-year private college or university in the region. The earlier you prepare for getting into college, the more time you’ll have to explore the many financial aid resources we have available, which means more savings for you. 

Tuition & Aid

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Contact Us

If you have questions about the admissions process or how to take advantage of some of the career resources we have available, get in touch with us. We're happy to answer your questions!

Ashley Boyd
Administrative Coordinator
Graduate & Professional Studies



Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve gathered some of the questions we hear the most so you can get the answers right away.

Can I work and take classes at Elmira College?

Yes, of course! Many students work and take classes at nights and on weekends at Elmira College. We encourage students to evaluate the best way to learn for their needs. We created several different degree, certificate, and course options for flexible online learning. To explore our online offerings, please visit our page on online programs for more information.

How much does graduate school cost?

Costs range from $600 to $700 per credit depending on your program ($300 to $350 for auditing a course). Get the full rundown on tuition and aid at our graduate financial aid page.

I want to take courses but not for a degree. How do I apply?

We ask that all students pursuing graduate courses complete a full graduate application to attend. You can see application requirements and other information on our graduate admissions page.

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